Can I retire at age 66 with 961,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
0%
Modify Cash Returns:
0%
Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $961,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%17.8%
1 years$79,358$78,652$77,962$77,289$76,631$74,208
2 years$39,286$38,555$37,846$37,158$36,491$34,072
3 years$25,931$25,196$24,489$23,808$23,152$20,812
4 years$19,254$18,522$17,821$17,152$16,512$14,270
5 years$15,249$14,521$13,830$13,174$12,552$10,414
6 years$12,580$11,858$11,177$10,536$9,932$7,899
7 years$10,675$9,958$9,288$8,662$8,077$6,150
8 years$9,246$8,536$7,877$7,266$6,701$4,877
9 years$8,135$7,432$6,784$6,189$5,643$3,922
10 years$7,248$6,551$5,915$5,335$4,808$3,186
11 years$6,522$5,832$5,207$4,643$4,135$2,610
12 years$5,917$5,234$4,621$4,073$3,584$2,151
13 years$5,406$4,730$4,129$3,596$3,125$1,782
14 years$4,968$4,300$3,710$3,192$2,739$1,483
15 years$4,589$3,928$3,349$2,847$2,412$1,238
16 years$4,258$3,604$3,037$2,549$2,132$1,036
17 years$3,966$3,319$2,763$2,290$1,890$869
18 years$3,706$3,067$2,523$2,064$1,681$731
19 years$3,474$2,842$2,309$1,865$1,498$615
20 years$3,266$2,641$2,119$1,689$1,338$518
21 years$3,078$2,460$1,949$1,533$1,197$437
22 years$2,907$2,297$1,797$1,394$1,073$370
23 years$2,751$2,148$1,659$1,269$963$312
24 years$2,609$2,012$1,534$1,158$866$264
25 years$2,478$1,889$1,421$1,057$779$224
26 years$2,357$1,775$1,318$967$702$189
27 years$2,245$1,670$1,224$885$633$160
28 years$2,142$1,574$1,138$811$571$136
29 years$2,046$1,485$1,059$743$516$115
30 years$1,956$1,402$986$682$466$98
31 years$1,873$1,326$919$627$421$83
32 years$1,794$1,254$858$576$381$70
33 years$1,721$1,188$801$530$345$60
34 years$1,652$1,126$748$487$312$51
35 years$1,587$1,068$700$449$283$43
36 years$1,526$1,014$654$413$256$36
37 years$1,469$963$613$381$232$31
38 years$1,414$915$574$351$211$26
39 years$1,363$870$537$323$191$22
40 years$1,314$828$504$298$173$19
41 years$1,268$788$472$275$157$16
42 years$1,223$750$443$254$143$14
43 years$1,182$715$416$235$129$12
44 years$1,142$681$390$217$117$10
45 years$1,104$650$366$200$107$8
46 years$1,068$620$344$185$97$7
47 years$1,033$592$323$171$88$6
48 years$1,000$565$304$158$80$5
49 years$968$539$286$146$72$4
50 years$938$515$269$135$66$4

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 66 starting with $961,000, adding $3,310 every year, while hoping to spend $33,657 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 57/36/7 Blend
65$961,000$961,000$961,000$961,000
66$1,062,436$1,011,503$996,608$1,121,176
67$1,134,994$1,025,256$994,183$1,174,835
68$1,213,825$1,038,555$990,550$1,229,199
69$1,299,532$1,051,342$985,631$1,287,599
70$1,392,782$1,063,555$979,347$1,350,424
71$1,494,305$1,075,128$971,614$1,418,103
72$1,604,906$1,085,992$962,346$1,491,108
73$1,725,472$1,096,071$951,449$1,569,961
74$1,856,976$1,105,284$938,829$1,655,236
75$2,000,493$1,113,548$924,385$1,747,570
76$2,157,202$1,120,771$908,010$1,847,661
77$2,328,404$1,126,856$889,597$1,956,283
78$2,515,531$1,131,702$869,028$2,074,287
79$2,720,158$1,135,198$846,183$2,202,613
80$2,944,021$1,137,229$820,936$2,342,298
81$3,189,029$1,137,672$793,156$2,494,487
82$3,457,287$1,136,394$762,703$2,660,441
83$3,751,110$1,133,258$729,434$2,841,552
84$4,073,051$1,128,115$693,198$3,039,357
85$4,425,919$1,120,810$653,837$3,255,550
86$4,812,808$1,111,174$611,185$3,492,001
87$5,237,126$1,099,033$565,072$3,750,770
88$5,702,627$1,084,200$515,316$4,034,132
89$6,213,445$1,066,476$461,729$4,344,597
90$6,774,135$1,045,652$404,116$4,684,931
91$7,389,714$1,021,506$342,270$5,058,187
92$8,065,707$993,802$275,978$5,467,733
93$8,808,201$962,291$205,016$5,917,281
94$9,623,904$926,709$129,151$6,410,929
95$10,520,202$886,778$48,137$6,953,193
96$11,505,235$842,202$0$7,549,055
97$12,587,968$792,669$0$8,206,874
98$13,778,279$737,849$0$8,933,871
99$15,087,052$677,391$0$9,733,149
100$16,526,277$610,929$0$10,612,103